Urban Planning, Master

Urban Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (LAUP) is one of the four departments located within the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. The other departments are the Department of Architecture, Department of Construction Science and Department of Visualization Sciences. LAUP is one of the oldest and well established departments of its kind in the southern United States. LAUP offers six undergraduate, professional, and research degree programs. These are the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA), Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSURPN), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Master of Urban Planning (MUP), Master of Land and Property Development (MLPD), and the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science (URSC). Over 150 undergraduate students, 100 master’s students, and 50 doctoral students are enrolled full-time in the department.

With over 300 students and 38 stellar faculty, the department has unmatched resources to address all areas related to landscape architecture, urban planning, and land and real estate development. As a unit of the College of Architecture, the department is part of a vibrant teaching and research community that can comprehensively address issues of the built and virtual environment, in conjunction with architecture and construction science. The wider academic family of Texas A&M University is world-renowned for its leadership in teaching, research, and service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Methods I: Demography and Economic Analysis
  • Structure and Function of Urban Settlements
  • Planning Methods II: Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure
  • GIS for Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning 
  • Legal Basis for Planning 
  • Applied Planning Studio 
  • Plan Implementation 
  • Foundations of Planning (History and Theory)
  • Participatory Plan-making
  • Site Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

To apply, applicants must mail a completed application, official transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score and application fee -- $50 for domestic applicants and $75 for international applicants. 

Tuition Fee

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    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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    14544 USD/year
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  • In-State Applies to you

    6918 USD/year
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
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